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‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic



‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic
The March 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on the United States and the Arctic. Guests Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite join Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy to discuss U.S. power and presence in the Arctic in the… Read More

Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released



Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism (DVE) on March 17. According to the unclassified summary, the Intelligence Community “assesses that domestic… Read More

FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border



FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined a 90-day interagency effort to address the situation at the U.S. southwest border, where unaccompanied migrant children continue to arrive in record numbers. According to DHS, “Since April 2020, the number of encounters… Read More

Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published



Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published
On March 3, the Biden Administration released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance. The document conveys the President’s vision for how America will engage with the world, and provides guidance for departments and agencies to align their actions as the Administration begins work on a National Security Strategy. The Interim… Read More

DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity



DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity
In a February 22, press release, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas laid out plans to update the Department’s whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity under the Biden Administration. “Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we will build on the Department’s excellent work as we transform our whole-of-government… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education



‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education
The January 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” featured Admiral William H. McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton. Together, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, Admiral McRaven, and Congressman Moulton discuss the national security roles of U.S. diplomacy, Congress, and the U.S. educational system. Admiral McRaven is a retired… Read More

Interagency Task Force formed to reunify families



Interagency Task Force formed to reunify families
On February 2, the Biden Administration released an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on the reunification of families. The mission of the task force is to reunite children separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border. The task force will be chaired by the Secretary of Homeland… Read More

House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats



House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats
The House Homeland Security Committee heard testimony on cyber threats and resilience on February 10. Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) opened the session by asserting the Biden Administration’s commitment to cybersecurity as “an urgent national and economic security issue.” Thompson also stated that cybercrime cost the global economy $1… Read More